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New John Deere 6M Series Tractors

Available from December 2012, John Deere’s versatile 6M Series tractors provide more power, functionality and operator comfort than their 6030 Series predecessors, offering new levels of efficiency and performance from a standard tractor range.

John Deere 6170M

John Deere 6170M

The newly styled 6M Series (see table below) includes tractors from 115hp to a new top of the range 170hp (EC 97/68), and a 140hp model featuring the highest power level yet from a John Deere four-cylinder tractor. The existing 6130, 6230 and 6330 Standard Cab models from 85 to 105hp will remain in the range for 2013.

John Deere 6M Series tractors feature a full-frame design, three wheelbase sizes, optional Triple Link Suspension (TLS) and an optional front axle brake to deliver maximum braking power with minimal pedal force.

The 6115M, 6125M, 6130M and 6140M models are equipped with Stage IIIB compliant 4.5-litre four-cylinder PowerTech PVX engines, while the larger 6150M and 6170M are powered by Stage IIIB 6.8-litre six-cylinder PowerTech PVX engines – the same as the premium 6R Series tractors. All models feature a rated engine speed of 2100rpm (reduced from 2200rpm), a new cooling system and an increased fuel tank capacity of up to 405 litres.

John Deere 6125M

John Deere 6125M
Using field proven technologies to meet the latest emissions standards, these fuel-efficient diesel-only engines feature exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) and an exhaust filter. This last component includes a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

The enhanced cab offers numerous improvements, including a newly designed dashboard with an integrated onboard display to facilitate machine settings. The display can also be used as a performance monitor.

The proven PowrQuad and AutoQuad Plus 40kph transmissions allow smooth gear changes on the move, assisted by a standard declutch button. Thanks to the newly available EcoShift mode, engine rpm is automatically reduced when reaching high speeds, thus improving the tractor’s fuel efficiency and further reducing noise levels.

More power, faster response times, increased operator comfort and enhanced efficiency are provided by the 6M Series’ improved hydraulic system. Four-cylinder models feature an 80 litre/min pressure compensated system, with the option to fit a 114 litre/min pressure and flow compensated version, which is fitted as standard to six-cylinder models.

Other options designed to provide additional versatility and performance include larger tyre sizes of up to 2m diameter, an ex-factory front hitch and pto, and a choice of John Deere front loaders designed to match individual tractors.

In addition, the optional iTEC Basic headland management system helps the operator to automate multiple functions simultaneously. John Deere 6M Series tractors can also be optionally fitted with GreenStar and ISOBUS ready wiring, to further improve productivity, and come fitted as standard with CESAR Datatag and integrated immobiliser systems.

New John Deere 6M Series tractors

Previous 6030 Series Standard model

New 6M Series model

6130 (85hp 4cyl)*


6230 (95hp 4cyl)*


6330 (105hp 4cyl)*

6115M 4cyl small-frame

6430 (120hp 4cyl)

6125M 4cyl small-frame

6534 (125hp 4cyl)

6130M 4cyl mid-frame

6630 (135hp 6cyl)

6140M 4cyl mid-frame

6830 (145hp 6cyl)
6930 (155hp 6cyl)

6150M 6cyl mid-frame


6170M 6cyl large-frame

*Existing models remain in range for 2013

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